The NYC dance punk funk band of deadlies !!! (Chk Chk Chk) have a new album coming out on Warp Records on MAy 19th called Shake The Shudder. Recorded at the band’s home studio in Brooklyn, produced by longtime collaborator Patrick Ford and mixed by dance luminaries Phil Moffa, Joakim and Matt Wiggins, the album… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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With so many releases flying at you, here are recommended vetted listens from Nialler9 for you this week, as collated in the Nialler9 New Albums Spotify playlist, updated weekly. 1. Drake – More Life Drake’s new “playlist” dropped on Sunday and while those semantics suggest streaming services are going to have a bigger impact on… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Upcoming Cork singer-songwriter Stephanie Rainey’s new single ‘100 Like Me’, addresses the visibility of mental health as a topic in daily life. While it’s certainly improving and sufferers are opening up more and more, it’s not an simple task. Rainey’s song asks “there must be a 100 like me, I’m not the only one hiding?,”… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Daithí is back with a new tune rom his upcoming Holiday Home EP, a release which has given us the grade A electronic pop banger ‘Falling For You’ with Sinead White. The EP was recorded in houses and holiday homes in islands like Achill and Valentia and the last track had some bells and sea… Read more »

Posted on March 22nd, 2017

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Elaine Mai follows up her recent ‘Enniscrone’ single with a new song that is a remix of a song first premiered here. Liza Flume’s ‘Sheets’ is a sparse song that the now London-based Aussie released in late 2015. That minimal song is used as a foundation for Mai’s remix, and via a video by Bob… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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Marlene Enright is a Cork singer and songwriter who, when not playing with The Hard Ground, has established her own place in Irish music over a series of singles that have traded in classic songwriting, folk, indie, roots and Americana. Enright’s solo album Placemats And Second Cuts is a rich release that combines all of… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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The Wah Wah Wino crew have been steadily building a momentum in releasing underground, alternative and experimental house and techno music that has found favour with some big name touring DJs, who mostly operate outside Ireland. With love from NTS and many others like Joy Orbison (who played the tune below on Benji B last… Read more »

Posted on March 20th, 2017

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EMBRZ, Maynooth electronic producer Jack Casey has recently released a remix of the 1975 and so continuing the theme before a new EP of original music since ‘Breath’ arrives shortly, Casey has turned his attention to a favourite song of his – Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘Drown’. For his version of the song, he sample… Read more »

Posted on March 16th, 2017

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Next Wednesday, Rory Hall AKA Proper Micro NV will make his live debut at Bello Bar, at Future Proof, the first in a monthly series of new music showcases from Nialler9 and Homebeat. Also playing on the night are Come On Live Long and Buffalo Woman. Rory will be playing with a full live band… Read more »

Posted on March 15th, 2017

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The Bray singer and violinist Joni made a mark with the grimey bass electronica of ‘Running’ in 2015, a song which took inspiration from a sound that is more commonly associated with the UK underground. For her second single with the Feel Good Lost label, a split release with Fly High Society, with coproduction by… Read more »

Posted on March 15th, 2017

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There’s something truly special going on with The Blaze. It’s about time too. We were due an artist or two artists in this case, who was equally involved in the visual as well as the music and The Blaze feels one of the most complete and cinematic examples of that yet. The French producers and… Read more »

Posted on March 14th, 2017

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Ailbhe Reddy was the winner of the IMRO Other Room public vote for Other Voices and that meant she got to be featured on the show and play a set in the back on An Chonair in Dingle. Reddy is a rising talent so the win caught her at a good time, having recently sold… Read more »

Posted on March 14th, 2017

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Back in 2010, Meljoann released an album of wonky electronic pop that she called ‘electro skwee funk’. A once-off 2014 album as Scout Hardcastle not withstanding and that’s all we had from the Irish musician, til now. Not much has changed on the surface, on this self-proclaimed ‘self-leak’ rather than release, Meljoann’s jerky electronic rhythms… Read more »

Posted on March 13th, 2017

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